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Festival favourite Sebastian Barry joins multi-award winning novelist Sarah Moss at an event discussing their highly-anticipated new fiction. Part of the Belfast International Arts Festival. Free event - donations welcome. For more information visit belfastinternationalartsfestival.com.

Part of the Belfast International Arts Festival

Sebastian Barry’s novel A Thousand Moons follows his bestselling Days Without End to pursue the story of Winona, the young Sioux girl adopted by Thomas and John in the earlier novel. Her narrative of life in 19th century America is part love story, part family saga, part thriller, and part meditation on contemporary themes including sexuality and gender identity. Sebastian Barry is the current Laureate for Irish Fiction and is the only writer to win the Costa Book of the Year award twice. He lives in Wicklow.

Sarah Moss is one of the most critically adored novelists in the UK and Ireland. Her new novel Summerwater is set on the longest day of the year, where twelve people form a makeshift community in the Scottish highlands and experience tensions, divisions and tragedy. It is a very modern but timeless story of the human capacity for love and cruelty. Sarah Moss is a writer and academic whose seven novels have won unanimous acclaim and numerous awards. In 2020 she moved to Ireland where she teaches creative writing at University College Dublin.

Hosted by Rebecca Mairs.

Books, including a limited number of signed copies, will be available from No Alibis Bookshop.

Free event - donations welcome. For more information visit belfastinternationalartsfestival.com.

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 7:00 - 8:00pm

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